Saturday was all about my mini-me Danny. We threw a birthday party to end all birthday parties for him. Sunday I went up to Denver, and Kim got to just relax while the kids played with their friends. Danny had a great time, was happy with the weekend, but today he was very tired. I personally handled it all very well, enjoying myself, took pictures and made sure that I was able to be there whenever Kim needed assistance.
As I mentioned in my FB post we came up with a Star Wars theme for the party. We had already planned some of the stuff for the party. And then on Saturday morning, we went on Pinterest and Kim found a whole bunch of other super cool creative things to do. This was an example of some of the snacks we made. It was very cool.
Another idea she found was to get the foam pool noodles you might find anywhere, and then cut them in half and craft lightsabers using duct tape and electrical tape. They were very cool, and definitely a hit with the kids (pun intended.) With long-running battle going on pretty much the entire day. Since they did not hurt to get hit with, young and old were all able to get into the swing of things.
Kim crafted another of her great cakes. This time Darth Vader. Highlighted by some star fighters. Creating black icing is definitely not the easiest thing in the world to do.
And we had a Darth Vader pinata, because who doesn’t enjoy whacking Darth Vader with a light saber? That was great fun, as everyone was able to get in some good whacks. And then all the kids got more than their share of candy afterwards.
Yeah, it was a great party, if a little exhausting. The only real downside for me was that it brought up memories of the last Star Wars party we had and Justin. But that was more just a sad memory, and thinking about how much he would have enjoyed what we were doing now, so I just treated it all as a tribute to him of sorts.
The little ones went over to their friends house on Saturday night for a sleepover so Kim and I got some quiet time on Sunday morning before I left. My game went very well. And Kim got a mostly quiet day at home. The kids ran around and played, enjoying the nice outdoor weather, apparently playing with water balloons. It wasn’t exactly what she thought they might do. But it was a good recovery day for her.